James Bond Podcast

James Bond & Friends – Episode 0094: Unsung Characters

June 12th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Who is in a Bond film for just a few moments but makes a big impact? In this episode, we each choose a character that is only in a James Bond film for a few minutes but makes a […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0093: Not Turning Japanese

June 8th, 2021 by

Following our recent You Only Live Twice watchalong, we revisit the question as to why the film with such iconic imagery and all the Bond ingredients fails to stick the landing and isn’t that well regarded within fandom.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0092: No Prime To Die

May 27th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. How will the Amazon take-over of MGM affect the James Bond series? With the news that Amazon will spend $8.45b to take over MGM, we discuss the potential ups and downs of having half the James Bond rights owned […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0091: Art of Bond: Goldfinger I

May 22nd, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. This episode we survey the book covers of Goldfinger, including the first edition by Richard Chopping. This strong graphic cover was apparently Chopping’s favourite Bond effort. After discussion of the first edition our panellists bring a cover or two […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0090: Watchalong with You Only Live Twice

May 14th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1967’s You Only Live Twice together as a group experience. With the essential ingredients dialled up to 11, is the film less than the sum of its parts? Along the way, we recall Terence […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0087: Essential Bond

April 17th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What elements of the franchise make James Bond the spy we know and enjoy? The panel discusses the key elements of James Bond from the novels to the films, identifying some of the things we believe makes 007 charming […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0086: Watchalong with Spectre 2

April 8th, 2021 by

We complete our SPECTRE odyssey as the second half picks up in Tangier. Along the way, we ponder how much budget could have been saved with some cheese and a string, David gives packing advice, ponder promotions at Blofeld’s call centre and question his paint choice, witness the world’s biggest gender reveal, improve Stromberg’s backstory, reveal how Sam Mendes ruined the ending, and Lisa finds the title for Bond 26.

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The Food Programme: Food, James Bond’s food

March 29th, 2021 by

Sunday saw Licence to Cook author Edward Biddulph on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme to talk about the food of James Bond. Programme description We don’t often see James Bond eating in the films, but in the novel food is almost as important as espionage, cocktails, sex, villains and travel. As many await the […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0085: Art of Bond: Moonraker

March 27th, 2021 by

The panel review the original first edition art work by Kenneth Lewis and the UK quad poster by Dan Goosee.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0084: Watchalong with SPECTRE 1

March 20th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch the first half of 2015’s Spectre together as a group experience. Is the first half of SPECTRE better than the second? We break this four-act oddity in the franchise into two parts for this […]

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